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Table 4 Modified Pauli’s meniscal degeneration score (surface of inner border, cellularity, collagen organisation) and total score

From: Substantive molecular and histological changes within the meniscus with tears

Group Patient# Surface Cellularity Collagen Total score (grade)
Group A #1 0 0 0 0 (normal)
#2 0 0 0 0 (normal)
#3 1 0 0 1 (normal)
#4 0 0 0 0 (normal)
#5 0 0 0 0 (normal)
#6 0 0 0 0 (normal)
Group B #1 3 0 1 4 (mild)
#2 3 2 2 7 (moderate)
#3 3 0 1 4 (mild)
#4 3 0 1 4 (mild)
#5 3 1 2 6 (moderate)
#6 3 1 1 5 (moderate)
#7 3 0 1 4 (mild)
Group C #1 3 2 1 6 (moderate)
#2 3 0 1 4 (mild)
#3 3 3 2 8 (severe)
#4 3 2 2 7(moderate)
#5 3 0 1 4 (mild)
#6 3 1 2 6 (moderate)
#7 3 1 1 5 (moderate)
  1. Group A: Normal meniscus; group B: Simple meniscal tear; group C: Meniscal tear with concomitant anterior cruciate ligament tear. Total score: G1, 0–1 normal; G2, 2–4 mild; G3, 5–7 moderate; G4, 8–9 severe